Daily Discovery - Power Of Love b/w Let's Get Together by STAPLE SINGERS Northern Soul b/w Funk 45 on Epic Records #10294
A little known Northern Soul dancer that gets the crowd moving. It's a sleeper because most people think of Gospel when they hear it's by the Staple Singers. This one creeps up on your soul and gets your heart pumping. From the same group that brought you the smash hit "I'll Take You There". Feel the power!
Daily Discovery - 'Tis Your Kind Of Music b/w Release Yourself by Graham Central Station - Funk Soul 45 on Warner Bros. Records #8025
This is dedicated to one of my mentors Stephen Tisdale from Vinylshuffle.com. Tis, you have made such a difference in my life and I will forever be grateful to you! When I saw this title, I knew I would use it as a moment to acknowledge you for the contribution you have made in my life and others lives as well. It had to be a Daily Discovery! As I told you before, Tis, you are the man! Keep it funky and keep it on the ONE! Thank you! Peace, Love & Possibilities, Robert Rodriguez
Daily Discovery - Stormy by James Dallas - Funk Jazz Lp on JDMB #8 31
Found this yesterday and I had to share it with you. It's a killer Funk Jazz record! Beat or break junkies what are you waiting for? This is a must have for Dj's! Funky drum beats, killer guitars, sax's, Rhodes piano, flutes, & congas. I had to come hard today because I haven't been posting lately, so enjoy! James Dallas & band, hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I was contacted by Rick Lacy, who played guitar on "Syndrome" from this Lp. Rick, thank you so much for reaching out to me and filling me in on your contribution to this amazing Jazz Lp. I posted the sound clip for this song just for you!
Side one - Sidetrack - Crusade - Nothing To Loose
Side two - Stormy - Syndrome - Life Forms
Daily Discovery - Up Above The Rock b/w Little Green Apples by Ray Bryant - Funk Mod Jazz 45 on Cadet Records #5625
Insane break beats. Sampled by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo on the song "On The Run". It was also sampled on the song "Impulse" by Attica Blues. Let the rhythm hit you. You will move and groove to this, guaranteed!
Daily Discovery - Sea Lion Woman b/w Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone - R&B Soul Funk 45 on Philips Records #40216
Killer R&B Soul with a foot stomping, hand clapping beat and an amazing flute. I can't forget about the vocals from Nina, along with the group chanting "Sea Lion". What an absolute gem!
Daily Discovery - Greasy Greens b/w Sunshine Superman by Lionel Hampton & His Inner Circle Of Jazz - Funk Jazz 45 on Glad-Hamp Records #2038
Killer double sider that can be spun at a Funk or and Northern (Mod) Soul night. A DJ's must have! There are no words to skew your view, just a beat that will get you moving no matter which side you choose to play. That is the beauty of instrumentals, it's your choice how they make you feel.
Daily Discovery - The Skate b/w Come Back Baby by THE LARKS - Northern Soul 45 on Money Records #127
The Larks (aka The Meadowlarks) are a classic Los Angeles Soul group led by Don Julian. He is my favorite Los Angeles soul singer and I could have chosen any song to showcase him, he is that good! Amazing singer from the 50's and even was a part of music into the 90's when he collaborated with Too Short on his album Shorty The Pimp, which sampled Don Julian's song of the same title. An influential singer/writer/producer from his early days until his death in the late 1990's. I was lucky enough to speak to him on a call in show put on by the Doo Wop Society in the late 80's. I felt privileged and honored to speak to this Doowop, R&B, Soul, Funk legend before his passing.
Daily Discovery - I Shot The Sheriff b/w Do It Baby by Isaac Redd Holt Unlimited - Funk Jazz 45 on Paula Records #412
This is a funky jazz version of the Bob Marley classic "I Shot The Sheriff" with some short drum breaks, fuzz guitars and even a talk box at the end. "Do It Baby" comes in with a hard bass line that was sampled on one of my favorite songs by KRS ONE, "Why Is That?". Just a funky record all the way around, there's no denying it.
Daily Discovery - The Queen Of Sheba b/w Hot Licks by Floyd Dixon - Funk 45 on Inculcation Records #47191
Mellow but funky, sought after and tough to find Los Angeles Funk / Modern Soul record. Has a primitive sound to it, which is what I like about it. Even though it's over 5 minutes long it doesn't drag, which is more than you can say for a lot of songs of the same length. Enjoy this tune with middle east feel to it and escape to ancient Egypt for a few minutes at least.